Lemon Rosemary Gin Cocktail

i know a secret.

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she’s about to find out soon. she’s going to be so excited. and it’s so fun to know that something so good is coming to her. it’s going to change her life for the better.

this feeling doesn’t happen often enough, i wish it came around on the reg. to have that little smirk in my heart – that looks at the person’s who life is about to change and think ‘you have know idea all the good and happy that’s coming your way.’

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i can’t very well tell you the secret, what kind of secret keeper would that make me? but i’m just relishing in it. it’s that same feeling i get when i know i nailed a present and they’re about to open it up.

last summer, i knew a friend of mine was about to get engaged and it was some of the most fun i’ve had. we ran around the lake and for 6 miles, all i heard was “is he ever going to do it?” “do you think he had a ring?” and i just got to lie my face off and not feel bad about it. it could’ve been a little concerning how easy it was for me, but i just chalked it up to “all in the name of love” and kept telling blatant untruths and boasting completely never happened stories.

i guess i did a fairly good job at it, too. she got home and called her sister crying because i convinced her she was never getting engaged. little did she know, a few days later she would go on a golf cart ride that would change her life and leave her never wanting for a +1. lucky bastard.

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anyway, let’s cheers to that. and because we fancy, let’s add fresh herbs to it. it’s the thing to do these days, darling.

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Lemon Rosemary Gin Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 1 small lemon, juiced and peel for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces club soda
Instructions
  1. In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice and honey
  2. Fill the glass with ice (optional), then pour in the gin and top with club soda
  3. give it a spin with a spoon, add rosemary and lemon peel for garnish

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